8 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before July 27

  • MONDAY, JULY 21

    Premiere: “Kurt Vonnegut’s Galápagos” at the Parrish Art Museum
    The artists Tucker Marder and Christian Scheider will debut a performance based on the expansive 1984 play by that rascally Vonnegut, a former resident of nearby Sagaponack. —Nate Freeman
    Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, 6 p.m.

    TUESDAY, JULY 22
    Opening Reception: “Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness
    Your first chance to see the first-ever retrospective of the West Coast Conceptual artist. —N.F.
    The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd Street, New York, 7 p.m.

    THURSDAY, JULY 24

    VIP Preview: Art Southampton
    Another art fair out east, this time with its own Jeff Koons Split-Rocker on display. Well, it beats being stuck in the city! —N.F. Art Southampton Pavilion, Southampton Elks Lodge, 605 County Road 39, Southampton, 6:30-10 p.m.

    Opening: my eyes can’t focus and my brain is talking: A Film Program in Two Parts at Lisa Cooley 
    A cycle of experimental short films, using Warhol’s Chelsea Girls as a jumping-off point. —N.F.
    Lisa Cooley Gallery, 107 Norfolk Street, New York, 7-10 p.m.

    Screening: Taxi Driver at MoMA
    It’s summer and you’re probably feeling a tad restless, so go ahead and treat yourself to a matinee of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and try to relax.–M.H. Miller
    Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, Theatre 3, 1:30 p.m., tickets here

    SATURDAY, JULY 26

    Gala: The 21st Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit
    The annual fundraiser for Robert Wilson’s foundation. This year’s theme? “One Thousand Nights and One Night | Sleepless Nights with Sheherazade.” Get your costume ready. —N.F.
    The Watermill Center, 39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill, 6 p.m.

    Performance: GoldLink and Total Freedom at MoMA PS1 Warm Up
    If you stay in town, the Virginia rapper GoldLink’s performance will remind you why you didn’t bother with the Hamptons, anyway. Total Freedom is an Los Angeles DJ. —N.F.
    MoMA PS1 Courtyard, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, 3-9 p.m.

    Performance: Mahmoud Ahmed at Pioneer Works
    Issue Project Room and Pioneer Works present a performance by the great Mahmoud Ahmed featuring free jazz musicians Trio X, Andrew Barker, Charles Waters and Daniel Carter.–M.H.M.
    Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, 3 p.m., $20 ($15 members and students)

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